a growing number of librarians, in coordination with school systems, are helping out where they can, including by working from home. theyre locating books that the children might not have access to and placing them in their homes.
a new librarian in the school, working offsite, began helping out in that way. and another librarian in the system is serving as a school-wide liaison, coordinating across the district to put together booklists and to continue the collection that the school has been buying from her own library.
while the school is buying books for all of its students and preparing them for life in the 21st century, it also is meeting a number of demands from the parents in the form of attendance classes and parent-teacher-associations. carroll argues that the schools need to be sensitive to their parents needs. they already are great and our problem is how to get even more out of them.
such informal partnerships have created a barrier to entry for tech in the classroom, where the demand for computer science teachers outstrips the supply. nationally, the bureau of labor statistics projects that the computer science technician and computer systems analyst occupations will grow by 24 percent from 2010 through 2020. the value of these professional are projected to be $40,020 by 2014.
at the same time, schaeper has noticed that beauvoirs school system has a tradition of teaching technology as a side job. theres a willingness on the part of teachers, he says, to run a projector if theyre having trouble, or to use dropbox and other tools to share stuff among teachers, so theyre doing it. 3d9ccd7d82